Strong winds expected for much of Indiana on Thursday

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A Wind Advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursday.

Winds of 20 to 30 miles per hour will whip through Kosciusko County, with isolated gusts up to 50 miles per hour possible.

WNDU Meteorologist Kimberly Newman tells News Now Warsaw the winds can have a big impact on your day.

“Travel conditions to simply making sure the kids are safe getting to the school bus. Winds can pick up debris and make it just kind of a dangerous day overall from beginning to end.”

The National Weather Service agrees, and warns that isolated tree and power line damage is possible and that unsecured outdoor objects will be blown around.

But why have we been seeing so much wind lately? Newman says its because of air pressure.

“We go from high pressure to low pressure, then back from low to high. When those changes happen in rapid succession you gets these day after day strong winds,” she explains. “Its because we’re seeing so many of these different air masses coming in off the California coast and causing that change.”

Thunderstorms are also in the forecast for Thursday, but the National Weather Service says they’re not associated with the strong winds.